Sports Osaka loses to Zhang, Gauff quits with injury at Cincinnati

03:21  17 august  2022
03:21  17 august  2022 Source:   msn.com

San José: GAUFF has fun, Osaka provides

 San José: GAUFF has fun, Osaka provides supplied by Sports.fr Tennis - WTA - San José: Guffe Exposed, Osaka drops a set it obviously had no time to waste. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the American Cori Gauff, 11th world player and seeded n ° 6, qualified for the knockout stages of the WTA 500 tournament in San José in the United States, on hard, after His expeditious victory against the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, 52nd world player, in two sets (6-1, 6-0) and 55 small minutes of play .

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was eliminated by Shuai Zhang, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday.

  Osaka loses to Zhang, Gauff quits with injury at Cincinnati © Provided by The Canadian Press

The tournament outside Cincinnati lost another big name, Coco Gauff, when she retired from her match against qualifier Marie Bouzkova with a left ankle injury. Gauff had her ankle taped after the first set and dropped out after the first game of the second set.

The marquee match scheduled for Tuesday night at this hart-court U.S. Open tuneup was Serena Williams against Emma Raducanu, last year's champion at Flushing Meadows. Williams announced last week that she is transitioning away from tennis, although she has not said explicitly that the U.S. Open will be her last tournament.

Tennis-WTA-Toronto: Table

 Tennis-WTA-Toronto: Table © Panoramic Toronto Illustration 220420 Discover the Toronto WTA 1000 table, which will be the first importance meeting to the US Open. IGA Swiatek and almost all of the world top 10 hope to make a good impression on it. The headliners of female tennis will all be there. As every year pair, Toronto will host the first of two WTA 1000 tournaments serving as a dress rehearsal before the US Open, with Danielle Collins who will be the only member of the Top 10 to be missed.

Karolina Pliskova advanced with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Williams' older sister, Venus.

Belinda Bencic, who beat Serena Williams last week in Canada, fell to Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4.

Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and women's doubles partner Giuliana Olmos of Fremont, California, recorded a win today, defeating Jil Teichmann of Spain and Alize Cornet of France 5-7, 6-4, 10-7 to advance to tomorrow's Round of 16 against Irna-Camelia of Romania and Martina Trevisan of Italy.

Rafael Nadal, sidelined since withdrawing from Wimbledon with an abdominal tear, practiced before a large crowd. The 22-time Grand Slam champion is scheduled to play a second-round match on Wednesday.

In a men’s first-round match, Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5, 6-4.


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Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press

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